Al Switzler

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In the past twenty-five years, Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, communication, management, and motivation. Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Al has » Read Full Bio

In the past twenty-five years, Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, communication, management, and motivation. Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Al has researched methods for driving rapid sustainable and measurable change in behaviors.

Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Instructor

Al is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers, Change Anything, Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, and Influencer.

In addition to authoring bestsellers, Al has served on the faculty of several universities including the University of Michigan, Brigham Young University, Auburn University, and the University of Kentucky. These institutions have recognized Al with awards for innovation and outstanding teaching.

Captivating Speaker

Whether Al's delivering a keynote at a large conference or facilitating a small executive retreat, major corporations and associations from across the U.S. and a dozen other countries delight in the quality and candor of his speeches. Drawing from a large pool of corporate experience and knowledge, Al has addressed an impressive clientele including AT&T, Xerox, IBM, Sprint, Ford Motor Company, BASF, Philips, Lockheed Martin Aerospace, and Intermountain Health Care. His ability to entertain and inspire his audience to improve their personal and professional lives has clients asking for his return again and again.

Leading Executive

Al is the former president of two consulting firms and director of training and management development for a large healthcare organization. Al is also cofounder of VitalSmarts and currently serves on its board of directors. With award-winning training products based on thirty years of ongoing research, VitalSmarts has helped more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors. VitalSmarts has been ranked twice by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has taught two million people worldwide.

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Speaker Programs (Click on each program to view the description)

Crucial Conversations, Tools for Talking When Stakes are High (Communication)
Whenever you're not getting the results you're looking for, it's likely that a crucial conversation is keeping you stuck. Based on the New York Times bestselling book by the same title, Al guides the audience through the skills to get unstuck.
Crucial Confrontations, Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior
Every individual, team, and organization faces disappointment. People make promises and break them-and bad things happen. Based on the New York Times bestselling book by the same title, Al addresses tools for ensuring accountability.
Influencer, The Power to Change Anything (Healthcare)
The most important capacity we hold is the capacity to influence behavior. Based on the New York Times bestseller, Influencer, you will learn strategies to make change inevitable--strategies founded on more than five decades of the best social science research and confirmed in thousands of world-wide change efforts.
Leadership for Maximum Engagement, Crucial Skills for Team and Organizational Performance (strategic leadership)
What differentiates the best leaders and leadership teams from the rest? The best teams achieve something the rest never attain: 100 percent engagement and absolute intellectual honesty. Al explores the crucial conversations skills that will immediately propel your team to maximum engagement.
Silence Fails, The Five Crucial Conversations for Flawless Execution (Execution)
Success is determined by how well an organization executes high-stakes projects and programs. And yet, 83% of employees say the projects they are working on will fail. Leaders can increase their odds of successful project execution by 50 to 80% when they skillfully hold five crucial conversations.
Silence Kills, The Seven Crucial Conversations in Healthcare (Healthcare)
All too often, well-intentioned professionals in healthcare organizations choose not to speak up when they're concerned with the behavior, decisions, or actions of a colleague.

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  • Leadership
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